Multimedia technologies as a tool to develop terminological competence in BMSTU College of Space Instrument Engineering students

Authors: Rogova M.Yu., Markova M.V. Published: 10.03.2022
Published in issue: #1(93)/2022  
DOI: 10.18698/2306-8477-2022-1-766  
Category: Technological aspects of the engineering education | Chapter: Pedagogics  
Keywords: terminology, competence, multimedia tools, communication, English for Professional Purposes

The paper presents a teaching model for introducing terminology to students via web-based multimedia tools. We provide the theory behind the model and describe the results of testing it in practice. We identify several grounds for determining the core and structure of a specialist’s terminological competence. We define terminological competence as a primary part of professional competence allowing College of Space Instrument Engineering students to participate in professional intercultural communication due to acquisition of general and specific professional vocabulary. We pinpoint the most common ways of presenting specialised vocabulary when teaching foreign languages for professional purposes. The paper shows how well-developed the combined conceptual and cognitive component of terminological competence may become, the latter being possibly determined through assessing if a term belongs to a given terminological group.

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